Eating Expectantly: Revised and Updated

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Simon and Schuster, Aug 1, 2000 - Family & Relationships - 398 pages
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Rated one of the "ten best parenting books of 1993" by Child magazine, Eating Expectantly (newly revised and in its third edition) is the most comprehensive and up-to-date book on pregnancy nutrition. Its friendly style makes it easy to read; its practical tips make eating well a map. Eating Expectantly shows:

* How women -- and men -- can improve their diets before pregnancy to increase their fertility and their odds of having a healthy baby.

* How women with high-risk conditions, such as diabetes, multiferal pregnancy, or hypertension, can help themselves and their babies with special care and good nutrition.

* How to lower the risk of food poisoning and reduce exposure to environmental pollutants like lead, mercury, and pesticides.

Eating Expectantly also includes:

* Hundreds of handy menus and tasty recipes complete with nutrient analysis.

* Hints on healthy eating when dining out, using convenience foods, or sticking to a budget.

* Hundreds of reliable health, nutrition, and parenting resources, including websites.

* Advice on postpartum weight loss and breastfeeding.


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Review: Eating Expectantly : A Practical and Tasty Guide to Prenatal Nutrition

User Review  - Lyndsey - Goodreads

I really enjoyed reading this book. Gave me a lot of different ideas and ways to eat healthier. Broke down the importance of each vitamin and how to help balance your diet during each stage of pregnancy, how many calories you should be cosuming each month etc. Read full review

Review: Eating Expectantly : A Practical and Tasty Guide to Prenatal Nutrition

User Review  - kaity - Goodreads

The author lives in El Paso and we got this and another of her books from a friend who knows her. I have a pretty solid background in nutrition, so I skipped the sections on various nutrients. Some of ... Read full review


The Knowledgeable Pregnancy
The First Trimester
The Second Trimester
The Third Trimester
Vegetarian Eating
Special Care for HighRisk Pregnancies
Considering Breastfeeding
The First Weeks with Baby
Fast Foods Eating In and Eating Out
Menus and Recipes for the First Trimester
FirstTrimester Recipes
Menus and Recipes for the Second Trimester
Menus and Recipes for The Third Trimester
Recommended Resources
Recipe Index

Fitting Fitness In
Stocking the Pregnant Kitchen

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Page 372 - Anemia vs iron deficiency: Increased risk of preterm delivery in a prospective study.

About the author (2000)

Bridget Swinney has a master of science degree in nutrition and is a registered dietitian. She has appeared on "The Today Show," the TV Food Network, and "Fox on Family." She is the author of "Eating Expectantly" and "Healthy Food for Healthy Kids, " has written for "American Baby" Magazine, and serves as an expert advisor on and She lives in Texas, with her husband and two children. .

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